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control as there is flu fallout from britain's phone hacking scandal threatening his media empire. >> media mogul rupert murdoch faced a mob of reporters as he met with his em battled c.e.o. rebecca brooks in london. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking coverup that happened on her watch. cameras caught murdoch reading sunday's final edition of the "news of the world." the paper ended a 168-year run after news broke that journalists were hacking into phones of murder and terrorism victims for stories. >> there will have to be some kind of massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with more claims of corruption involving 9/11 victims. the paper quotes an ex-new york city cop saying news of the world reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week with the case of millie doweller, a british teen murdered in 2002. her parents met with britain's deputy prime minister monday. police say journalists from news of the wor
and connie britain, also up for honors "modern family" led the pack among comedies, including best comedy. also in the chase for that award are the "big bang cheetheory" "" "the office" "30 rock" and "parks and recreation". steve car rel has yet to win an award. among his competitors, matt le blank in his comedy "episodes." marc barger, nbc news. >>> the buzz is building for something that rock and roll hasn't seen in a long time. the super group. >> yeah, the group, this band is called super heavy. mick jagger, dave stewart, josh stone, ar raman who won oscars. the first cast of characters that formed the band, rock, regular reggae, pop and soul. a tour is due out this september. >> can't wait to hear it. >>> coming up on news4, a scientific break through that's giving dentists and their patients a reason to smile. >>> and why this man is wearing a pasta strainer on his driver's license photo. the answer is coming up. >>> and for all of your news, be sure to follow news4 online. just search nbc was noirm now, this is more like it. >> yeah. >> just want it to hang on, right? at least for
are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the phone hacking scandal in britain came full comes full circle today, with word that the "news of the world" tabloid will cease to publish after 168 years in business. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: the news electrified britain-- sunday's edition of "news of the world"-- the most widely read english language newspaper in the world-- will be its last. in sun valley, idaho today, media mogul rupert murdoch-- owner of parent company news corporation-- had no comment on the tabloid's closure. but his son james murdoch said in a statement to staffers: fundamentally, action taken a number of years ago by certain individuals, in what had been a good newsroom have breached the trust that the news of the world has with its readers. >> warner: those mistakes first came to light in 2005 when "news of the world" was accused of hacking into cell phone messages of members of the royal family and famous actors. other revelations followed, amid an ongoing but fitful police inquiry. this week, public outrage exploded with le
mails. his resignation comes on the heels of london's police chief stepping down sunday. britain's prime minister is calling for an emergency session of parliament to deal with the crisis. he's also cutting his trip to south africa short as he tries to reassure the public the investigation will be fair. >> the metropolitan police service inquiry must go wherever the evidence leads. they should investigate without fear or favor. >> reporter: britain's serious fraud office could be next to launch a probe into the phone hacking allegations. the government anti-fraud agency is also ready to help u.s. authorities who are looking into whether 9/11 families were hacking victims. rupert murdoch, his son james, and murdock's former british ceo rebecca brooks will likely face punishing questions from lawmakers when they appear before parliament tuesday. brooks was arrested over the weekend and released on bail. she spent hours answering questions about what she knew about hacking while she was in charge. >> she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >> reporter: police have arrested 10 people in c
of the stories people are talking about tonight. >>> new fallout in britain's phone hacking scandal. as tina kraus reports for wjz from london, there are now allegations reporters tried to get phone roisheds of -- records of 9/11 victims. >>> the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's news of the world, could be spreading to its other papers. there are now reports journalists working at news international papers, including the sun and sunday times, hacked into the personal information of ex-prime minister gordon brown. things like his bank account. and his son's medical record. news international says it's investigating this latest charge. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting its embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch, at news around the world. >> london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with corruption. the paper quotes an ex-new yo
when cast. on to wimbledon and the finals. nadal faces britain's andy murray. he comes up with a drop shot right here. a one-set when del. nada -- a one-set window. nadal advances to the finals. rain is a possibility for the holiday weekend. we have another look at the weekend forecast. stick around. we are coming right back. >> remembering a mother and daughter who were murdered at a hotel. we return to the scene of that crime where loved ones are expected to gather. expected to gather. >> people are hoping for great weather for a long holiday weekend. you are not going to disappoint, are you? >> it is going to be more hum andid. for these -- it is going to be more humid. >> it is never this low. >> nightly news heading your way next. >> have a great evening.
reports for wjz, the country is outraged, and britain's prime minister is now doing damage control. >>> britain's prime minister is trying to distance himself from the scandal that has taken down one of the best-selling tabloids. police have arrested david cameron's friend and former top aide andy schoolson. on suspicion he was charged with intercepting cell phones. >>> after phone hacking allegations forced him to resign from the paper in 2007. >> the decision to harm was mine and might be alone. and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: police also arrested clive goodman, a former top news of the world reporter. more arrests could be coming with allegations the paper didn't just hack the phones of celebrities and royals but crime victims and fallen soldiers. trying to contain the fallout, the prime minister announced two separate probes and promised tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch? >> rupert murdoch sits on top of the media enterprise that runs news of the world. >> reporter: the news of the world has been an institution in britain for 168
newspaper accused of widespread phone hacking as its former editor who became a spokesman for britain's prime minister is arrested, "early" this friday morning, july 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good friday morning to you from the kennedy space center, i'm erica hill. you're looking at a live picture there of launch pad 39a and of course the shuttle atlanta as we prepare to watch and countdown to the final mission for nasa's shuttle program. good to have you with us. chris wragge is in new york. good morning my friend. >> good morning. the shot looks great. we need a little cooperation from mother nature, right? that's if. the only thing holding us back this morning. >> that's exactly what we need, a lot of fingers crossed. from nasa's point of view otherwise everything is ready for this morning's scheduled launch. as chris mentioned we're not sure whether or not mother nature will cooperate. bob orr has the latest on the planned launch. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. "atlantis" is all systems green there but the weather forecast frankly is very bleak a
britain. the scandal has widened to include charges of tampering and police bribery. murdoch shut down his tabloid "news of the world" in response to the scandal. meanwhile the fbi is looking into allegations that newscorp employees tried to hack into the telephones of 9/11 victims in the united states. >>> seven minutes after the hour now. 68 degrees. casey anthony will be a free casey anthony will be a free woman this weekend. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> good morning. 67 degrees. sun is up. what a beautiful picture. blue skies, streaky clouds above us. blue sky reflected into the waters of the potomac. what a nice way to start the weekend. >> if your plans don't include spending time outside, change of
. >>> still ahead. outrage in great britain. politicians, celebrities and citizens call for a thorough investigation into the phone hacking scandal involving a british tabloid. matt? >>> recent increase on online videos showing police to use force to lock people up raises the question is it legal to videotape police during an arrest? we will have the answer. beth! hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >>> lawyers are pressing prosecutors to drop sexual assault charges against dominique straus-khan. prosecutors are considering whether they can go forward after finding his accuser lied to them. defense lawyers called a meeting with the prosecution today "produ
, britain's prime minister, grilled about the phone hacking scheme. >>> it is just after 6:30. and 91 degrees. hello, here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. >> first day with rupert giant on the media hot seat. now, british lawmakers are hammering their own lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. david cameron emphatically denies claims that he tried to stop an investigation. >> order! >> reporter: british lawmakers took aim at the prime minister over the debate in a phone hacking scandal. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron is taking heat for hiring his former communications chief, andycologiston. colson -- andy colson. they hacked into the voice mails of politicians. >> reporter: with 20/20 hindsight and all that followed, i would not have offered him the job and i don't expect he would have taken it. >> it's not about whether he lied to him. it's about all of the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. >> now that he's been arrested, the prime minister is under even more pressure to distance
the car to go out of control. >>> a phone hacking scandal in britain may be more widespread than previously thought. >> reporter: the committee wants to know why didn't police do a more thorough investigation of the hacking rumors? there were dirty tricks going on. not just as the news of the world, but also the sun and the sunday times. all three paramedics -- papers are owned by rupert rupert murdoch. >> the british government is now calling for rupert murdoch to withdraw his $12 billion bid to buy a popular satellite broadcasting company. >>> wikileaks founder, julian assange is fighting extradition home to sweden. he insists the allegations against him are politically motive. tina kraus has more from a british courtroom with more. >> reporter: wiki leaks founder julian assange made his way through a crush of people to make his way into britain's high court. his lawyers are trying to block his e tradition to -- extradition to scweeden. they say sweden's case against assange is flawed. he is accused of sexually assaulting two wikileaks volunteers on a trip to stockholm last sum
, along with britain to support rebel forces. >>> the uprising in libya is at the center of a local mother's search. her son, a baltimore journalist, disappeared during the first week of the struggle. mary joins us now with more on the story. >> reporter: karen van dyke has travel to the other side of the world and will not give up until she brings her son home. >> overthrowing moammar gadhafi in libya. tear apart a baltimore mother and her son, an independent journalist, at the center of an international mystery. matthew van dyke is an adventurer who frequently left his south baltimore home to explore the middle east on the back of a motorcycle. this spring, he felt a calling to witness history, when the libyan people were trying to overthrow their government. his mother said he headed fearlessly for the action. >> not only was he witnessing, he was right smack in the middle of it. he is in the middle of someone else's war. >> reporter: the last time sharon van dyke heard matthew's voice was march 12th. he told her he was heading to ben gaza and they talked the next day. >> there was a re
for wjz, the country is outraged. and prime minister is doing damage control. >> reporter: britain's prime minister is trying to distance himself from the scandal that has taken down one of the world's biggest tabloids. they have arrested andy schoolson on suspicion he was involved with tabbing into cell phones and intercepting voice mails. after phone hacking allegations forced him to resign from the paper in 2007. >> the decision to harm was nine mine and mine alone. and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: police also arrested clive goodman, a former top news of the world reporter. more arrests could be coming, with allegations the paper didn't just hack the phones of celebrities and royals but crime victims and fallen soldiers. trying to contain the fallout, the prime minister announced two separate probes. and he promised tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch. >> reporter: rupert murdoch sits on top of the media empire that runs the media world. as well as wall street journal and fox. >> reporter: news of the world has been the primary news for brit
in october. >>> new allegations in the phone hacking scandal in britain. tabloid reporters are accused of illegally digging into the lives of high-ranking members of the government. denise is in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: authorities have already arrested eight people for the phone hacking and bribery scandals. british lawmakersmakers have asked murdoch and rebecca brooks to appear at a hearing next week. today, police testified the paper did not fully cooperate with an investigation of the tabloids, back in 2006. this comes just as former prime minister gordon brown accuses another news corps paper of illegally obtaining his son's medical record, after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. >> to have your children's privacy invaded like that, and particularly when the child isn't well is heartbreaking. i absolutely will not rest until we get to the bottom of these problems. >> reporter: one of the journalists facing charges, previously served as cameron's communications director. >> today, the british government called on murdoch to withdraw his bid to british sky bro
full forecast later. >>> controversy over make-up ads. britain had banned this story. i'm lindsey mastis, that story is coming up. >>> twitter, twitter is partly to blame for a block party that turned into a riot in hollywood. people mistakingly thought that a message meant an invitation- only movie screening was open to the public, so they show up. when people were turned away from the premier, that crowd got angry and violent. people started throwing rocks, bottles, cop cars were damaged and riot police, they had to be dispatched. three people were arrested in the aftermath. >>> well, we all know that magazine covers in the ads inside, they are air brushed to make those models, let's just say look better, a lot better. but two make-up ads featuring julia roberts have been banned in britain because of the air brushing. and according to britain's advertising authority, the ads are actually misleading. lindsey mastis brings us more on this story. >> they retouch everything. >> reporter: julia roberts is the definition of beauty. why would she need to be digitally enhanced? even whe
with models on the cover of magazines. now britain is taking a stand. advertising watchdogs in the u.k. have pulled two l'oreal magazine ads, one with julia roberts, another with christy turlington, because of extensive airbrushing. it says the images were not representative of the results the products could achieve. >>> preparations are underway in texas as tropical storm don churns in the gulf of mexico. don is expected to make landfall in southern texas late friday. beaches are already seeing some strong surf. tropical storm don is packing winds up to 45 miles per hour but is not expected to reach hurricane status. >>> hundreds of ponies hit the auction block this morning. this after the 85th annual cheek teak pony swim. tens of thousands of onlookers came out for the event. the money from the auction will benefit the volunteer fire company. >>> still ahead, it's getting steamy outside. tim williams will have the forecast. first here's a look at the stocks today. ,,,,,,,,,,,, [ man ] did we get anything good? sweetie i think you need a little extra fiber in your diet. fiber makes me sad.
. then, he was the chief spokesman for britain's brisker. -- prime minister. >> it's not just about the press, it's also about the police -- >> reporter: the famously out spoken media mogul is tight lipped. >> reporter: do you walk this fast all of the time? >> i do when i'm running away from you guys. >> reporter: despite the 168 year history, he's shutting down "the news of the world" this sunday. >> "the news of the world" was a criminal organization. >> reporter: the weekly tabloid was hated by many, even the royal for the pursuit of sensational stories. stories that made it popular with readers and profitable for murdoch. that changed this week. the paper hacked the voice mails of a murdered teen and british soldiers who died aboard. this is a former editor at the paper. >> you had to get the story at all costs. you would go and do anything. >> reporter: even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >>> now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate. >>> still, some weather warnings to tell you about. it's flash flood warnings for harford, baltimor
news and wall street journal. he's so powerful in britain that no one dare challenge him, today, that changed as the prime minister announced two government inquiries. >> we're talking about murder victims and terrorist victims having their phones hacked into. it's disgusting. >> reporter: this is the woman in the center of the scandal. she was editor of news of the world and she's head of the murdoch im-- empire. >> there's no sign of the out rage diminishing. >> reporter: there's an advertiser boycott for news of the world. abc2 news, london. >>> let's take a look at news around the nation. testimony continues in the cleveland strangler trial. a witness testified he found a naked woman on the lawn of this home. the victim jumped out of a home and escaped. the man is accused of murdering 11 women. the police found the bodies in and near his ohio home. he faces the death penalty if he's convicted. he's pleaded not guilty. >>> a decorated florida police officer finds himself on the otherside of the law. he was named the boynton police officer of the year last year. now, he's accu
. >> reporter: connie britain and kyle chandler won for "friday night lights." and steve carell was also nominated for best actor in a comedy. abc news. >> we've been talk about the picture perfect weather. if this sounds good, go to westminster for the songs at 6:30 concert series. that's where lynette charles is tonight. >> reporter: all right, so i'm here, live. i'm in westminster now. i'm at the library on this beautiful july day. i had to get out and see what's going on. we have a concert series here. i have someone that will tell you all about it. let me bring in the branch manager. hi, thank you for being here. tell us what's going on tonight. >> tonight is the second of the songs at 6:30 concert series. we're bringing that here to the library. we're excited about it. >> reporter: that's awesome, you'll have good music as well. how long has this been going on? >> this is the second concert that we've hosted. last month, we had a successful lunch at the library concert series. now, we have this gorgeous stage behind us, we're lucky to be able to host this. next thursday, we have th
's still unclear whether his attorney will seek an insanity defense. >>> britain's best-selling tabloid is accused of sinking to a new low. it's at the center of a growing phone hacking scandal whose targets allegedly include murder victims, terror victims, celebrities and politicians. abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest from london. >> reporter: just how low would they go? that's the question being asked about a scandal at britain's biggest newspaper, the racy tabloid "news of the world." the paper has admitted hacking the phones of celebrities but it is now accused of hacking the cell phone of missing 13-year-old millie dowler in 2002, deleleng messages and giving her parents and police false hopes that the girl was still alive. when lonondon was hit with terrorist bombs in the 2005 that killed 52 people, the "news of the world" allegedly hacked the phones of victims and their families in pursuit of yet more exclusives. >> it's a violation, isn't it. i still don't know what i think about it. other than, i'm really angry >> reporter: the paper is the profitable
. in virginia, a look and 95 traffic. the headlights are out of springfield. everything is open between britain and baltimore. back to you. >> thank you. >>> for decades happy meals have been a staple in many children's diets. now mcdonnell's is making some changes to the happy meal in an effort to make it healthier. caroline has details. >> hamburger, soft drink, and french fries. >> they are the ingredients of happy meals. ronald mcdonald and his app e- mail -- and his happy meal makes children happy. >> i like that comes with french fries. >> concerns about south could obesity are getting bigger and a happy meal is getting smaller. >> i have always said one of the problem we have is the portions are much bigger than they used to be. >> she is thrilled that the happy meal will come with only half the amount of french fries and will always come with apple's. >> apples. >> the change comes after a critics pointed out that not one thappy meal combination met nutritional standards. the new one as 15% less sodium and 20% less saturated fat. >> i still think it's a lot of calories for the portion.
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. sec britain gets some help. no score in the second. julio lugo, a line shot. britain saying maybe he will help his own cause. he was a pretty good high school outfielder and said he used to hit pretty well. first career home run for zach britton. 1-0. nick markakis. he went 5-5. the orioles have the lead. two outs off jim johnson. 4-3. mark reynolds. for that one came down. 5-4, orioles. brian mccann thought he had a home run. nick markakis makes them pay, and nails him at second base. the orioles avoid the sweep and get the victory, 5-4. the cookoff a series against texas -- they kicked off a series against texas. the players ranked themselves in the nfl. now we know the top 10. a pair of ravens made the list. including ed reed coming in at number 5. one spot ahead of try pall maoy palimalu. ray lewis, the highest voted defensive player of the mall, no. 4. a tribute to what he can do on the field. >> it is always an honor any time that you are picked from your peers and you have an opportunity to go out and display your talents. those are the people who you play for and who you play
children were found yesterday. cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> the final copy of britain's biggest tabloid hit newsstands on the weekend. inside the last addition, the news of the world issued a four-page apology. rupert murdoch's style to deal with the crisis. another of his properties, the sunday times reports more arrests are expected over the phone hacking scandal that brought down the news of the world paper. >> >>> nasa is worried a piece of space junk will come dangerously close to villa gladys and the space station. it's expected to come close on tuesday. that's when astronauts will conduct a spacewalk. on sunday and the atlantis docked at the international space station and they will unload 7,000 pounds of equipment and supplies for the station. >>> we have a warning about its base camp targeting facebook users. >> and the european music service is coming to the u.s. >> a warning for facebook users. there are new scams on the social network. a video of casey anthony confessing to her attorney. and a second offer as applications for facebook's new video chat. the
people actually knew that the u.s. broke away from great britain. >> oh, no. >> who else would it have been? >> spain. >> if you celebrate the nation's birthday, right here on wjz tonight. join us for the fireworks spectacular. we'll have a wrap up of the fire work shows in our area. hopefully the fire work shows will get off the ground even though we have some storms out there. >> we have some out there. continue with your plans and we'll continue to check in with the radar and hope for the best. >> do not be alarmed yet. >> no, because not everyone is going to be affected. and right now it's warm, muggy, it feels like a holiday weekend. 87degrees right now, humidity up a little bit out there. and we'll have that forecast when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> so it's pretty right now, but the skies are overcast and there's definitely some thunderstorms out there. they're kind of moving slow aren't they. >> they are, they are very slow movers. this is going to take some time but we're hoping some of them will die down by the time they get to our area. although, that's an if-fy call. we h
to watch, they are not without a price. britain's royal family cost taxpayers 52 million dollars last year but that's down 5.3% from before. that's america's money, i am peggy bunker. ♪ the rich aroma gets you up ♪ looking forward to your first cup ♪ morning! big day, huh? thank you. ♪ oh that mountain grown taste, ♪ ♪ just what you need ♪ for the big race. daughter: morning mom! are you excited? ♪ as you finish every mile... ♪ how rewarding are those smiles... ♪ [ cheers from the crowd ] of wakin' up... ♪ mommy, you did it! ♪ is folgers in your cup. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> it's 11 minutes after the hour and you may be trying to quit smoking with the helpch chantix but this could -- help of chantix but this could causeyou have a heart attack. one of the coauthors works for the hopkins school of medicine. they had a 72% greater chance of having a heart attack within a year. >>> parents, health leaders are making it easier to understand how to apply sunscreen. state health official say parents must get permission for the children to be given sunscreen by
in britain, all eyes will be on the particle meantery hearing later this morning when rupe are the murdoch gives his testimony. he is not the only one. his son james murdoch and rebecca brooks also will testify before parliament this morning. news of the testimony sent news corp. stock plunging throughout the week. nip who checked yop line for t he -- anyone who checked online was redirected to a site talking about rupert's body being found in his garden. >>> sherry ly has details on some crimes. >> reporter: the guardian angels will be out here on patrol. just yesterday, a man entering the trail here at 8th and edgewood was robbed at gunpoint. the rash of crimes began in may with five incidents along the metropolitan branch trail. police did make an arrest in june but then in july, another spike. yesterday, a man on a bike spoted a young man hanging around the trail. as he passed, the suspect pulled out the gun. he got the victim's wallet and two cell phones. this follows two other robberies in less than two weeks. some who use the trail say it can be isolated and they have their own idea
's expected to last. >>> an end of the world, a massive phone hacking scandal shuts down one of britain's most popular tabloids. new reports indicates the phones of some 9/11 victims were targeted. the latest on the growing controversy "early" this monday morning, july 11th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> big sports news this weekend. >> huge. >> you had to seeing it, everybody is talking about it. women's world cup soccer, after one of the most thrilling girls in the history of soccer, penalty kicks, ally krieger. tied up. everyone saying lights out, it's over, they're going over. they tie it up, shoot-out they take it 5-2 over brazil and now in the semifinals. >> they're going to meet france on twewednesday. just fantastic to watch. i love watching the players, how excited they are. brazil no joke when it comes to soccer. >> 12 years to the day after brandy chastain the shirt -- you remember that. >> i do. i do. >>> first we want to touch on yes, the debt ceiling. starting to so
in scotland with all the pomp, circumstance and ceremony as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. today sunday, july 31, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we're just 48 hours from the point where the nation is unable to pay all of its bills and risk default but this morning some signs of progress. >> we have details of a possible detail coming out last night when harry reid said the two senates were trying to nail down loose ends and complete an agreement. >> we should stress, there is no deal quite yet. the situation is still quite fragile, but both sides are hoping to end this bittal debt limit showdown before the august 2nd deadline on tuesday. >> the senate delayed its critical vote until 1:00 p.m. today amid growing indications that this compromise could be in the works that would avert a federal default tuesday. we have the story covered from capitol hill to the white house. we begin this morning with nbc's
out of britain. 50% of parents spy on their children through facebook. more said they would do more if they knew how. a tenth said that's why they created a profile. when the children won't accept their friendship request some go through a friend or relative who will accept. >>> this is tonight's hot topics. we want to know if you think it's wrong to keep track of your kids on facebook or if it's just good parenting. you can leave your thoughts on the website. >>> coming up a mother desperate for cash does the unthinkable. she tries to sell her baby. >> you won't believe where police say she tried to sell the baby and what she wanted. >> then a teen is facing murder charges for beating his parents to death way hammer. you won't believe what police say he did after that. no then later,. >> people freak. they think it's something weird and crazy. >> hypnosis to loose weight? a woman trying. is it working? we will find out. another good thing about geico is, they've got, like, real live people working there 24/7. so like say you need to report a claim, alright. a real person will b
are also under investigation in britain where they have been accused of hacking phone records and e- mail accounts. it shut down news of the world. they are not commenting on the investigation into the september 11 victims. >>> ride to remember is back on. it was almost crossing outcome crossing, cumberland. so many complained, phone calls to the state highway administration and the governor's office, foundation officials say the route will travel through queen city. it'll bring about 10,000 on august 18th through the 20th. the ride honor first responders and the victims of 9/11. >> temperatures falling out there from over the 80s earlier, low 70s now, even 60s north and west. i think 50s around daybreak tomorrow in our northern and western suburbs, cool, down to 61 but places like northern baltimore, out toward carroll and -- those areas talking at daybreak upper 50s. nice rebound temperature wise into the mid80s tomorrow afternoon. beautiful sun, we will talk about if this holds up all weekend. if the heat comes back and look at beach forecast. >> we are 50 minutes from the final h
was not accused of any wrongdoing. >>> well, there has been another high-profile arrest in britain's phone hacking scandal. police took the former c.e.o. of rupert murdock's newspaper empire into custody today. rebecca brooks is suspected of hacking into people's phones to try to get information for news stories. so far, 10 people have been arrested in the scandal. now, this comes as the fbi is now investigating whether journalists tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. that has many people upset. wjz is live tonight. we have reaction from a maryland man who survived 9/11. >> nearly 10 years later, he's still counting his blessings that he made it out of the world trade center on that fateful day, but if these allegations are true, they would institute an outrageous invasion of privacy. >> reporter: when planes struck the world trade center in 2001, steve peck was on the 63rd floor of one of the buildings. he remembers what he calls one of the greatest rescue missions ever. >> the firefighters and police officers that gave their life that day, 30,000 of us got out and many thanks to them. >> re
part 2 hits britain and the u.s. on july 15. though the movies may be ending, the brand is expected to remain lucrative through the magic of marketing. jim explains it to us. >> the tag line for this, the final of the eight harry potter films, it all ends here. that may be the case after seven novels, but harry will live on in the form of a new website coming soon. >> back in 1998, i knew i was generating a lot more material than would ever appear in the books. it was simply ridiculous. to me at the time, who will ever want to know the significance of all these different wand words? this was all in my head. >> now the author joined with sony to create a home for the potter discussions and games and material. potter fans once signed up will answer questions, which will place them in one of the four houses and there will be room for users to have their own potter web pages. though everything will be free, rowling says it's her way to giving back to fans. >> you don't have to pay to get the extra material. you don't have to buy a single thing to go on to the website and have the wh
. >> also ahead, a new consider morning tied to that phone hacking scandal in britain. lawmakers here are calling for their own investigation. we'll have details on that plus do you know how to secure your cell phone to pry veevent peopl from hacking it? we'll run through four things you need to know. >> sounds like timely advice. also this morning, daniel radcliff will be here, the star of the successful harry potter chan fr franchise. it's already set the record for advanced ticket sales. daniel will be opening up about the series and also a very personal issue that he's admitted he's struggled with. >> we want to begin with that chilling confession of the alleged killer of an 8-year-old boy. jeff rossen is in brooklyn with details on this and we should warn you that some of the details are disturbing, jeff. >> reporter: they sure are. this 8-year-old boy asked his parents over and over again, can i please just walk home from summer chasm aamp all by himsel. they finally said yes. it was only about seven blocks. they even ran through it and practiced it together. but when the boy di
. britain's prime minister was in front of parliament both distancing himself from murdoch. >> you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: allegations of the scandal came to light when news came that journalists were hacking phones of murder victims victims. >> it cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive. >> reporter: say prime minister cameron and murdoch have too cozy a relationship. >> our business meetings, official meetings with business executives but also private meetings as well. >> reporter: while the scandal is still being accessed there is some that believe it may reach america as well. >>> now, at&t and also sprint are advising its customers if you believe in the united states your phone could be hacked you should set up a password. they say that should prevent anyone from hacking into your phone. >> reporter: scotland yard has set up a line to deal with the surge. >>> a man pulled to safety in north baltimore. found a man in a deep ravine. the man's injuries prompted a special operation to rescue him. the fire department
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of the world was forced to shut down. >> reporter: just before gordon brown became britain's prime minister he and his wife discovered their infant son had system fibrosis. that family drama was splashed all over the front page of the sun. >> in tears your son is not going to being broadcast across the media. you are upset about it. >> reporter: the sunday times was allegedly using known criminals to hack into brown's tax records and bank account. >> i'm shocked. i'm generally shocked to find that this happened because of the links with criminals, known criminals who are undertaking this activity. >> reporter: even the royals were targeted. there are damming allegations that murdock management knew that the news of the world had breached state security but didn't tell police. it alleged the royal reporter asked the editor for $1,600 so he could buy the green book which contained the confidential phone numbers of the royal family. >> it is an appalling breach of security. >> reporter: the crisis is spinning out of control for murdock. a huge deal to expand his ownership of tv here is collaps
the storm would help ease the state's drought. but it was a disa -- disappointment to ranchers. >>> britain celebrates another royal wedding. today, married english rugby star. prince william, wife kate middleton, and the british monarch herself were among them. the couple met in a bar, in snoi, australia -- sydney, australia, during the 2003 rugby campaign. >> i wonder if her dress is going to get as much height as kate's will. >> so welcome to the weekend. nice once again. >> thank you. nice to be here again. >> and a hot one. not quite as extreme as yesterday. but we were talking about quite a stretch of hot weather here. today makes it the 14th day in a row, where we're 90 or above. so yes. this is where we sit right now. we're still in the 90s outside. we're coming in at 94 degrees. and temperatures are going to continue to run very warm, as we head through the next few days. we'll have that forecast when ,, >>> that's a live look outside. guess what. it's hot. it's not going to get cool any time soon, i understand. >> bernadette woods has a look at first warning weather. >> a lot of p
at something this, is a lancome makeup ad featuring julia roberts. looks good. it's been ban in great britain along with christie turling ton because the images were overly air brushed. fair or unfair. talk about that coming up. >>> let's begin on thursday morning with the time ticking away to reach a deal for the debt ceiling. kelli o'donnell is our capitol hill correspondent. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. this is a test of john boehner's leadership. he delivered a blunt message to his own members to get in line. he believes that was more credibility, that was their word, with some of the most conservative members when they retooled their proposal to raise the debt limit and cut spending by going deeper with the cut. and now, after so much talk, that vote comes today. >> reporter: the politics of grid lock hurtles. >> i've had kidney stones that are easier to pass than this. >> reporter: and the prognosis from democrats is dire. >> the speaker's plan is on life support and it's time for him to pull the plug. >> reporter: john boehner claims his debt limit plan has been revised
of the many twists in the hacking scandal that is rocking news cowrp -- corp in great britain. gordon brown also goes on record as a victim. >> the purpose is to remind parents and students that this is their responsibility until it interferes with learning. >> what some students can and cannot we're in school is up for debate. what parents can expect. >> it is still warm outside, but there is a cold front that will bring heat relief. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> they were the first in the state to ban smoking indoors. now howard county is about to ban it in an outdoor parks as well. however, they are expected to announce a ban on all smoking in all 57 park properties. the executive order will not commit -- will not extend to the state park and parks owned by the columbia association. this kind of ban is the first of its kind in maryland. >> changes are in the
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